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Dillinger (1945)

Approved | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 2 March 1945 (USA)
John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies.

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Marco Minelli (as Eduardo Cianelli)
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Storyline

The rise of John Dillinger from petty criminal (including, unforgivably, holding up a cinema) via prison and bank robbery with his new convict associates to the accolade of Public Enemy Number One. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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His Story Is Written in Bullets, Blood and Blondes! See more »


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2 March 1945 (USA)  »

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John Dillinger, Killer  »

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$193,000 (estimated)

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$4,000,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Goof: When Dillinger and the gang pull the mail train job, the train shown is a Southern Pacific "Daylight," easily recognized by the scarlet and orange paint scheme. Daylights ran from Seattle to Los Angeles, not in the Midwest. See more »

Goofs

There are numerous mid- to late-30's automobiles used in the film, a 1939 Ford and a 1940 Lincoln coupe, among others. See more »

Quotes

Helen Rogers: Who lives here?
John Dillinger: What do you care?
Helen Rogers: Well, I just like to know where I am.
John Dillinger: You're with me.
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Connections

References The Legion of Missing Men (1937) See more »

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Silent Night
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Gruber
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Terrific
18 January 2004 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

I continue to be amazed at the ratings some movies get here. I just saw this snappy little movie and thought sure it would get a higher rating that 6.3. I agree with the another viewer's description of it being a "lean, mean, cheapo." A cheapo yes, but one where not a penny is spent on extraneous scenes. A nice antidote to higher-budgeted (and more highly rated) movies where we're made to spend hours watching actors doing virtually nothing in never-ending, story-killing close-ups. I'd watch this one again in a heartbeat.


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